Holland Bond Reduction Request Denied

A Houston County Circuit Judge has refused to reduce bond for a Dothan church leader accused of molesting children.

53 year old Earl Holland is charged with 8 counts of first degree sexual abuse of 8 year old girls.

He's being held under a 2 million dollar bond.

Holland's attorney asked Judge Larry Anderson to reduce that amount so Holland can get out of jail.

But in a ruling issued Friday, the judge refused and said Holland had failed to present a plan to protect children if he were freed.

Judge Anderson also noted that the court has a duty to protect both the victims and the general public.

Holland is still being held in the Houston County Jail.

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